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Old 09-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I just got my first Miata! Pretty stoked on it, its a base model with PS and AC 115k miles and I am the 3rd owner. How I got the car,

Exterior
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Garage Vary Rep Lip
Paint Matched hardtop (w/ headliner+defrost and pigtail)
blacked out turn signals
NRG Extended Lugs
Great Condition Soft top w/ plastic window
Riceland one piece coilovers
Rolled Fenders w. SLIGHT pull
Debadged (need to fill holes from badges)
Interior
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NRG Drifting Steering Wheel (i think)
Head Unit with AUX+USB
Autometer Procomp Boost Gauge
Apexi Turbo Timer
Upgraded to kenwood 6.5"s in the doors
Engine
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Garrett T25 (from an eclipse GSX) rebuilt 400 miles ago with genuine garrett parts
Home made turbo exhaust manifold, intercooler piping (2.5")
2.5" Turbo back exhaust with stock NB02 as well as WB02 sensors
Tial 38mm Wastegate w/ 8 Psi spring (plumbed into exhaust pipe)
Tial Super Q BOV
MAC Valves Electronic Boost Controller (not installed)
Link ECU w/ keypad, seriallink, IAT sensor and MAP sensors
Flyin' Miata Level 1 Clutch kit (rated up to 318 ft/lbs)
Ebay Front Mount Intercooler (keeps intake temps around 20*C)
KAAZ 1.5 Way Clutch Type LSD (set for 66% lock, can also be changed to 33% or 100%)
OEM Front Strut Brace from JDM Eunos Roadster

I have already ordered a bunch of parts to get the ball rolling

15x8 et25 Konig Wideopen wheels with 205/50/15 Bridgestone RE11A tires
AEM Uego WB02
New Heater core
Materials for a knock sensor
Gauge pods
Ralco Short Shifter

Just did the timing belt/ water pump and all the gaskets up front. Raised the car a full inch. Going to replace these shitty "coilovers" in the future. Need to add some sway bars as well

Hopefully will have all of this installed by the start of next week. Then I need to get some data logging going, get a boost control solenoid and start turning the boost up. Goal is 250whp. Thinking about 1 bar or maybe a little less.

Will update as I get further along.


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Nice to see someone un-******* a car for once. Not sure if the link will support your fueling to 250whp though. Time for a megasquirt.
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The car only has 440cc injectors, what is the general consensus on max power level for them on a 1.8? Any specific reason why the Link can't support 250whp?
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Sick man. Love the white wheels and black paint.

I don't know jack about a link, but I know there were more than a few people making 240whp or so on them back in the day.

Glad to hear you picked up some wideopens, I love mine personally!
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curious to the story behind you username? pics of said "fail Wagon"??

nice car btw
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Ah I was thinking of the piggyback ones with stock or near-stock injectors. I think I got the link confused with the doodoo box.
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Sick man. Love the white wheels and black paint.

I don't know jack about a link, but I know there were more than a few people making 240whp or so on them back in the day.

Glad to hear you picked up some wideopens, I love mine personally!
Thanks, car had some good and bad parts, I'm going to get it squared away.

Paint is in great shape for being original. I got pretty lucky on this one.

Hoping to be in the range of 240-250whp. I curious what my 440cc injectors will support. Any input?

Thanks guys
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In for pics of fail wagon.


Any shots of the engine bay? Looks like you're setting up for nice build.
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Here are a few more shots

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Intercooler piping runs through the wheel well, rubs for the last .5 turn of the wheel, hoping that the lower offset wheels will help alleviate this, I don't really want to re route the pipe as it is short and direct, might flatten it out a bit to make it more oval and gain the last .5" of clearance I need

Wastegate setup

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Old Sprint JR I have had around forever, thrashed and covered in dog hair but I threw it in for the time being. Low mount with no rails. I am 6'3" and 200lbs, the stock seat wasn't really cutting it


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Also going to watercool the turbo this weekend when I drain to coolant to do the heater core, oil cooled only at the moment. Running a turbo timer.
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welcome

please tell us you won't drift this thing
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Thanks! No drifting plans for me. I've been around the drift scene for a while, a good friend of mine just got his FD license. I had an S13 before the the drift fad kind of blew over for me, its cool but not for a Miata. I plan on replacing the suspension with some Koni Yellows and Ground controls and adding some swaybars and having a formidable track car for the road courses around here.
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I have a pretty clean example besides some of the shitty parts the PO put on it, last thing I want to do is go bang it up and wreck it. I already raised the car an inch since I got it up to about 12.5 and 12.75 F&R, not going for the super slammed hellaflush ****.
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Short IC piping is overrated. Flow is much more important. If your IC piping is rubbing, route it elsewhere.
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Original paint! Wow, that is one clean car.

I always loved the sleeper look with the original wheels.
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also i'd get billies over koni's any day of the week
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Short IC piping is overrated. Flow is much more important. If your IC piping is rubbing, route it elsewhere.
Understood, I am going to wait and see how it is with the new wheels, if I only need to flatten in a bit then I'll do that. Air doesn't care wether it flows through round or an oval right? Being an AC and PS car there is not much room for IC piping in the usual spot. It would be a really tight fit.

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Original paint! Wow, that is one clean car.

I always loved the sleeper look with the original wheels.
Thank you! I am pretty picky about stuff like that, this car has all the hard to find items that I wanted. Just have to iron out some details with it.

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I've always thought that Konis are about as good as it gets?? Are the Bilstiens hydraulic or gas? Adjustable?
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lol the regular street bilsteins? they're on the lower end of the suspension spectrum.

in fact, Brain will be by shortly to tell you they are the worst shocks made for a miata lol.

You want the best?
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lol the regular street bilsteins? they're on the lower end of the suspension spectrum.

in fact, Brain will be by shortly to tell you they are the worst shocks made for a miata lol.

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Haha yeah I cannot justify that price on suspension. I'm trying to keep the cost down whenever possible. Just got my first career job and I am trying to buy a home at the moment as well. Konis and GC would be in my pricerange before next season though
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